Filmography

Darlow Smithson Productions

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    The beckoning silence Vod

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond (2007)

    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

    UK / 75 min

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond

    • 2007
    • UK
    • 75 min
    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Death climb Vod

    Death climb

    Christopher Spencer (2010)

    In January 1999 Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher got caught in a storm after having climbed the north face of Les Droites in the Mont Blanc massif. Having made it up the north face the two men were beset by snow, winds of 90 mph and temperatures of -30 °C, during 5 days. On the last night Fisher died of hypothermia. Despite having developed frostbite, Andrew survived the experience, being helicoptered off the mountain by the French rescue services.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Death climb

    Christopher Spencer

    • 2010
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In January 1999 Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher got caught in a storm after having climbed the north face of Les Droites in the Mont Blanc massif. Having made it up the north face the two men were beset by snow, winds of 90 mph and temperatures of -30 °C, during 5 days. On the last night Fisher died of hypothermia. Despite having developed frostbite, Andrew survived the experience, being helicoptered off the mountain by the French rescue services.

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    Video on Demand
  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Killer crevasse Vod

    Killer crevasse

    Christopher Spencer (2011)

    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition to Mount Rainier of best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price goes terribly wrong when Jim falls into an 80 foot crevasse, dragging his partner with him. Jim survives the fall because of Mike slowing it down. Jim has to climb out without Mike, who died of his injuries, or he'll die in the night.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Killer crevasse

    Christopher Spencer

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition to Mount Rainier of best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price goes terribly wrong when Jim falls into an 80 foot crevasse, dragging his partner with him. Jim survives the fall because of Mike slowing it down. Jim has to climb out without Mike, who died of his injuries, or he'll die in the night.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Left for dead on Everest Vod

    Left for dead on Everest

    Neil Rawles (2011)

    Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall attempted to climb Everest in 1984 but didn't reach the summit. Now, 22 years later, he has a second chance. Despite his age, Lincoln fulfils his lifelong dream, but on the descent is struck by a deadly form of altitude sickness known as a cerebral oedema. Unable to climb and suffering from hypothermia, Lincoln is left for dead at 28,000ft. During the night, when his death already announced, Lincoln awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Left for dead on Everest

    Neil Rawles

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall attempted to climb Everest in 1984 but didn't reach the summit. Now, 22 years later, he has a second chance. Despite his age, Lincoln fulfils his lifelong dream, but on the descent is struck by a deadly form of altitude sickness known as a cerebral oedema. Unable to climb and suffering from hypothermia, Lincoln is left for dead at 28,000ft. During the night, when his death already announced, Lincoln awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    First date nightmare Vod

    First date nightmare

    Simon George (2011)

    Two climbers, Jeremy Colenso and Rachel Kelsey, go on a first date climbing in the Swiss Alps. They nearly summit a mountain, but are stopped by ice. A massive storm has formed in the valley below, and the climbers are forced to descend through the treacherous conditions. They end up trapped on a ledge waiting to be rescued.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    First date nightmare

    Simon George

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Two climbers, Jeremy Colenso and Rachel Kelsey, go on a first date climbing in the Swiss Alps. They nearly summit a mountain, but are stopped by ice. A massive storm has formed in the valley below, and the climbers are forced to descend through the treacherous conditions. They end up trapped on a ledge waiting to be rescued.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Into the death zone

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson (2012)

    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson

    • 2012
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Nightmare on Mt. Hood

    Nightmare on Mt. Hood

    Russell Eatough (2007)

    Nightmare on Mt. Hood is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Mount Hood. It was directed by Russell Eatough in 2007 and produced by Darlow Smithson Productions. It is a part of the series Critical Situation. It features Selena Maestas, Cleve Joiner, Jeff Pierce, Thomas Hillman, Cole Joiner, Steve Rollins and others.

    USA, UK / 48 min

    Nightmare on Mt. Hood

    Russell Eatough

    • 2007
    • USA, UK
    • 48 min
    Nightmare on Mt. Hood is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Mount Hood. It was directed by Russell Eatough in 2007 and produced by Darlow Smithson Productions. It is a part of the series Critical Situation. It features Selena Maestas, Cleve Joiner, Jeff Pierce, Thomas Hillman, Cole Joiner, Steve Rollins and others.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Avalanche of terror Vod

    Avalanche of terror

    Finn McGough (2010)

    In January 2003, Ken Jones, a British climber, is caught in an avalanche in the Carpathian Mountains and falls off a 75ft cliff. With a shattered pelvis and broken femur, he crawls for 7 miles through the dangerous landscape to reach the nearest road in a fight for survival, holding temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit (−15 degrees Celsius).

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Avalanche of terror

    Finn McGough

    • 2010
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In January 2003, Ken Jones, a British climber, is caught in an avalanche in the Carpathian Mountains and falls off a 75ft cliff. With a shattered pelvis and broken femur, he crawls for 7 miles through the dangerous landscape to reach the nearest road in a fight for survival, holding temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit (−15 degrees Celsius).

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Alaskan avalanche Vod

    Alaskan avalanche

    Renny Bartlett (2006)

    In April 1989, Dave Nyman and Jim Sweeney are scaling a sheer ice-wall in Mount Johnson (Alaska). Jim falls and is badly injured, and Dave is forced to ski down. Dave returns to Jim after a talk with some tourists and they both eventually survive 7 avalanches and a large crevasse together. A passing aircraft sees his SOS signal, but the pilot damages the landing gear while landing.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Alaskan avalanche

    Renny Bartlett

    • 2006
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In April 1989, Dave Nyman and Jim Sweeney are scaling a sheer ice-wall in Mount Johnson (Alaska). Jim falls and is badly injured, and Dave is forced to ski down. Dave returns to Jim after a talk with some tourists and they both eventually survive 7 avalanches and a large crevasse together. A passing aircraft sees his SOS signal, but the pilot damages the landing gear while landing.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Touching the void - What happened next DVD

    Touching the void - What happened next

    Kevin Macdonald (2003)

    A short documentary that continues the story of 'Touching the void'. The film tells what happened after Joe Simpson was found next to Siula Grande's base camp: how did his companions assisted him, how did they managed to take him to the Lima hospital without the assistance of a rescue team... Joe and Simon also speak about how Yates was criticised for cutting the rope by a misleading article in a national newspaper and how their friends and the climbing community responded. Simpson published an article in the climbing press shortly afterwards, and later wrote Touching the Void.

    UK / 10 min

    Touching the void - What happened next

    Kevin Macdonald

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 10 min
    A short documentary that continues the story of 'Touching the void'. The film tells what happened after Joe Simpson was found next to Siula Grande's base camp: how did his companions assisted him, how did they managed to take him to the Lima hospital without the assistance of a rescue team... Joe and Simon also speak about how Yates was criticised for cutting the rope by a misleading article in a national newspaper and how their friends and the climbing community responded. Simpson published an article in the climbing press shortly afterwards, and later wrote Touching the Void.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande DVD

    Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande

    Kevin Macdonald (2004)

    The story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' return to the mountain of Siula Grande for the making of the film 'Touching The Void'. The film recounts a fateful climb Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. This making of the film Touching the Void throws up some interesting and possibly conflicting insights into what happened following the attempted rescue and subsequent survival of a young mountaineer on the west face of the Siula Grande. When Simon and Joe collaborated on the film in 2003, they had not seen one another for 10 years.

    UK / 26 min

    Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande

    Kevin Macdonald

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 26 min
    The story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' return to the mountain of Siula Grande for the making of the film 'Touching The Void'. The film recounts a fateful climb Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. This making of the film Touching the Void throws up some interesting and possibly conflicting insights into what happened following the attempted rescue and subsequent survival of a young mountaineer on the west face of the Siula Grande. When Simon and Joe collaborated on the film in 2003, they had not seen one another for 10 years.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Touching the void Vod

    Touching the void

    Kevin Macdonald (2003)

    Based on Joe Simpson’s international bestseller, 'Touching the Void' documents one of the most extraordinary true stories of adventure and survival of our time. Made by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald, the film recounts a fateful climb Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. This feature documentary combines dramatic reconstruction of the climb, and interviews with the two climbers nearly killed on the 21,000-foot Siula Grande. The big success of the movie inspired the whole I Shouldn't Be Alive TV series, from the same producers.

    UK / 106 min

    Touching the void

    Kevin Macdonald

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 106 min
    Based on Joe Simpson’s international bestseller, 'Touching the Void' documents one of the most extraordinary true stories of adventure and survival of our time. Made by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald, the film recounts a fateful climb Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. This feature documentary combines dramatic reconstruction of the climb, and interviews with the two climbers nearly killed on the 21,000-foot Siula Grande. The big success of the movie inspired the whole I Shouldn't Be Alive TV series, from the same producers.

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    Availability

    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand

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